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Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Manager

Boma Project
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The position is responsible for development and implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation system: design and implementation of research, surveys and studies, seeking innovations and best practice methodologies to strengthen the quality, design, and metrics of BOMA MERL activities; and promoting a culture of data demand and use within BOMA and with stakeholders.


Strategy and Business Management
  • Provide leadership and day-to-day-management of BOMA’s monitoring and evaluation activities, digital data collection and analysis for baselines and end-lines.
  • Provide support for the development of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan across the organization and ensure its delivery.
  • Establish and guide a data quality management strategy.
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic, business, management, operational, and work plans as well as budgets for MERL.
  • Support fundraising and resource mobilization initiatives through provision of appropriate data and information for concept papers and proposals.
  • Manage financial and material resources allocated to Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Design and Manage the implementation of BOMA’s MERL system in line with internal and external requirements
  • Design and coordinate/implement quantitative and qualitative research and surveys, impact assessments and longevity surveys/studies to build evidence of the impact of BOMA’s graduation model.
  • Coordinate and supervise MERL activities and ensure MERL framework (indicators, tools and methodologies) and practices are aligned to industry standards and/or compliant to donor requirements
  • Facilitate capacity development of staff in MEL.
  • Manage continuous monitoring and periodic evaluations of BOMA’s programs/projects as designed in work-plans and provide consolidated reports to Program Managers and leadership team that summarize implementation progress, trends, variances and learning
  • Lead in writing of M&E reports and coordinate documentation and dissemination of findings.
  • Facilitate period review of performance metrics with program teams to ensure programs/projects are within design and implementation principles of MERL.
  • Provide MERL technical support to BOMA’s partners as they adapt, design and implement MERL systems for BOMA-supported graduation activities in new projects, contexts, and populations
  • Data Quality Assurance
  • Ensure data quality standards are established and maintained for program and projects.
  • Undertake regular review of data management systems and processes and advice on ways of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure feedback loops to regional managers or technical advisors and corrective actions implemented.
  • Review and analyse monthly monitoring data and work with regional and project teams to identify and resolve variances.
  • Lead and strengthen quality control of BOMA data to assure the integrity of data for analysis, tracking, and validation
  • Financial Management
  • Assist in preparation and use of the budgets and support budget monitoring and control for the unit.
  • Oversee prudent management of resources allocated to the unit and ensure value for money in all financial commitments.
  • Uphold BOMA’s financial management policy and adhere to set benchmarks and guidelines
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
  • Ensure proper documentation for all programs/projects and put in place a proper filling system that is easily retrievable in line with BOMA’s program implementation policy and guidelines.
  • Maintain adequate documentation and records for programs/projects initiatives that ensure processes, activities and statistics are well captured and records kept in line with established policy and protocols.
  • Facilitate training of staff on documentation and record keeping; and enforce adherence to standards and protocols.
  • Sharing and Learning
  • Coordinate documentation and dissemination of research and study findings; case studies, experiences, best practice and lessons.
  • Synthesize and develop frameworks for adoption of lessons and experiences for continuous improvement of program approaches and methodologies at BOMA to promote its work.
  • Encourage and promote sharing of learning and experience with the team, across the organization and with like-minded/peer organizations.
  • Provide inputs for program learning and improvements, contribute to the global evidence base for graduation, inform future project design, and underpin quality donor reporting.
  • Organize and support quarterly reflection and training meetings to ensure continuous learning, adaptation and quality improvement of BOMA’s program
  • Relationship Management
  • Develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with colleagues, partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Represent and participate in relevant forums whenever nominated.
  • Maintain a network of peers and professional contacts for exchange of ideas and information.
  • Maintain good public relations and promote visibility of the work of BOMA.
  • Management of Staff
  • Provide direct supervision to MEL unit staff, including technical oversight of regional MERL officers, participating in their performance management reviews and professional development planning
  • Support in the recruitment and selection, and provide effective coaching of staff, while inculcating culture and values of the organization for the unit.
  • Promote effective communication among staff of the unit with head office and other departments/units/regions.
  • Proactively employ practices that lead to staff motivation and retention; and provide for succession plans.
  • Proactively mentor and support upcoming team members as a way of building a pipeline of talent in the organization.
Conduct annual appraisal for professional staff in the unit.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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